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10:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Ant-Man begins production, adds T.I., Judy Greer, and more

Ant-Man, a film opening a little under a year from now, has finally begun production after months and months of public troubles. Adding to that list of strange events, the production is starting in San Francisco while later m...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 08.18.2014

These Dumb and Dumber To posters parody Lucy

Although I've never seen Lucy (as I still regret seeing Hercules over it), I've heard lots of good things and it's apparently popular enough to warrant a parody. Specifically, a parody of the "use 10% of the brain" premise.&n...

Nick Valdez

3:05 PM on 08.18.2014

Godzilla 2 roaring onto screens in 2018

Godzilla made the money and was also not too bad so we weren't surprised when a sequel was announced. It looks like it will be a while until we get to see it, however. WB and Legendary have set June 8, 2018, as the relea...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Watch this stop motion Usagi Yojimbo short, The Last Request

While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently overturtlepowering the box office, let's not forget another anthropomorphic comic book hero, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi, a rabbit samurai, once hung out with the turtles...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

What Up would be like if Michael Bay directed it

At first glance I thought they totally missed the mark on this little edit of an Up trailer as it really feels like a Nolan film with all the drama and the WUuuuUUHHhUUHH music. Then the explosions start. Now that's some Michael Bay action.

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Box Office Numbers: T.M.N.T.R.E.A.M

Get the money, turtle turtle shell y'aaaaaaalllllllll. For some reason, folks still wanted to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last weekend despite having tons of mediocre options at their disposal. Not having seen it myself,...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 08.18.2014

See Sin City: A Dame to Kill For early and free

Having rewatched Sin City last night I am once again excited for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If you too are excited you should click below and grab these last minute passes to a screening tonight for the movie. It shou...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 08.18.2014

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy's super cute, super spoilery final scene

DAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.15.2014

The Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Los Angeles next year!

Between my home city of Buffalo, NY and my adopted city of Los Angeles, I have been enviously side-eying those lucky, Alamo Drafthouse-having cities for what feels like years. A theater that cracks down hard on talking/textin...

Mike Cosimano

10:10 AM on 08.15.2014

Is this what Storm Troopers will look like in Star Wars Ep. VII

Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams might be the best in the business at keeping his films secret when you're dealing with Star Wars things are going to leak. These Stormtrooper helmets might be the first real big things i...

Matthew Razak







Review: The Giver photo
Review: The Giver
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

It's been more than 20 years since Lois Lowry's The Giver first hit shelves, and more than a decade since I first read it. It's one of those transformative books, and before the recent YA trend towards totalitarianism, the first exposure most people had to dystopias. It's not really 1984 for children (because it's not really for children, despite everyone I know having reading before middle school), but what it says about the world and about imagination is formative for a lot of people. It definitely was for me.

When I heard it was being adapted, I wasn't excited about it, but I also wasn't totally put off. It's a story about imagery, and actually seeing some of the images that are discussed in the book (and the way they affect the view of a colorless, lifeless world) struck me as potentially compelling.

But as I sat in the theater, I realized that I was wrong: The Giver isn't about imagery at all.

It's about imagination.

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Review: The Expendables 3
by Nick Valdez

The Expendables could've been a good series had it been advertised differently. First touted as a return to form for aging 80s action stars as they wax nostalgic about their glory days, The Expendables turned out to be a greyish blob that somehow muddied up the colorful personalities which inhabited it.

Then the same thing happened in the sequel. The actors got a bit more room to play, but as the cast ballooned, the little joy to be had was smothered by more generic shooty bang bang. With the advertising for The Expendables 3 copying Fast & Furious 6's font, Stallone making a big deal about dropping Bruce Willis from the cast, and adding a bunch of relative nobodies to the roster, the third film looked to follow in the same pattern. 

This better be the last one. 

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12:30 PM on 08.14.2014

Netflix Now: Third Party Pseudo-Exclusives

It's Gamescom, which means big game publishers not named Nintendo are all in Germany telling people about big new things that they're doing with their money. The biggest, showiest example of this was the announcement that the...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

10:30 AM on 08.14.2014

Sony is digitally altering The Interview

You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch...

Matthew Razak

7:54 AM on 08.14.2014

Martin Lawrence announces Bad Boys 3

We know. Bad Boys 3 is coming, right? We've been wondering where the hell it is forever, and so has Martin Lawrence, because he doesn't get to start in any other movies. According to him they are officially going to let...

Matthew Razak



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Review: Let's Be Cops
by Sean Walsh

I love the Buddy Cop genre. Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, 21 Jump Street (and its sequel), even Hollywood Homicide. I also love The New Girl. Imagine my surprise and delight when two of the leads from The New Girl were going to appear in a buddy cop movie! Just like 21 Jump Street before it, I loved the trailer for Let's Be Cops every time I saw it (and considering how many times I watched it on YouTube, that's saying something).

Did Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. deliver the goods or did they show the best stuff in the trailer? Read on to find out!

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Robin Williams' best performances photo
Robin Williams' best performances
by Flixist Staff

Every time there is a major death in any industry the internet is bombarded in the following days with news posts and features and all sorts of other content that blur the line between legitimacy and exploitation. There have been times where we've actively avoided writing anything more than an initial (depressed) announcement, but here is an exception. Robin Williams's wife, Susan Schneider, gave a statement that read:

I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.

It is with that in mind that we decided to write this.

Let the celebration begin.

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Power Rangers movie gets release date
by Nick Valdez

I've written about this movie as much as I can because I'm just so excited about the possibilities. A big budget Power Rangers movie that might not be terribly written or full of bad CG? Take all of my money now...or in 2016, when the film will finally hit theaters. 

It'll officially be morphin' time July 22, 2016. Produced by Kurtzman and Orci (who produce everything now, which doesn't look good for the film overall) and written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who are an okay duo). Here's the synopsis for the film...which doesn't give us any new details. All we know right now is it's a reboot that'll keep the continuity of the 20 season strong TV series, which is a HUGE deal for some fans. You ready? 

From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THOR) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.

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3:10 PM on 08.13.2014

See When the Game Stands Tall early and free

Football is almost here! That's really exciting (if you like football). To get into the mood how about a little sports movie celebrating greatness on the gridiron. When the Game Stands Tall is perfect for that, and we've...

Matthew Razak

9:24 AM on 08.13.2014

Warner Bros. has two Aquaman scripts in the works

Warner Bros., in a desperate bid to catch up with Marvel, is being crazy aggressive with its release schedule over the next few years. While we're pretty sure there will be more Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman we didn't know ...

Matthew Razak

3:18 PM on 08.12.2014

Marvel moving forward with Inhumans

With Guardians of the Galaxy a record breaking hit, Marvel is feeling pretty damn good about their ability to take lesser known characters and turn them into awesome. That means that the long-ago-teased The Inhumans...

Matthew Razak





2:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Michael Bay may not return for Transformers 5

Ahh, the Transformers movie cycle persists unabated. For those of you who don't follow the production of these movies, the cycle goes like this. A bad Transformers movie is released. Critics savage it. The people involved pus...

Mike Cosimano